Archive for Sunday, February 20, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence’s Central might include ‘Liberty’ in school’s name
February 18, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Central Junior High School looks to go old school when it becomes a middle school this summer.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas forward Markieff Morris knocks the ball away from Colorado forward Austin Dufault for a steal during the first half on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse. Markieff Morris helps KU put loss behind
February 20, 2011 in print edition on 1B
On a day in which other college basketball giants fell, Kansas University picked itself up, and nobody did a better job of that than the giant of the starting lineup, 6-foot-9 junior Markieff Morris.
10:00 a.m.
Chief Tarik Khatib gets hugs form his two boys from left, Colton, 9, and Drake, 6, as Khatib was was named Lawrence's new Police Chief Friday February 18, 2011. The announcement was made in front of a packed room. A new chief in town: Tarik Khatib outlines priorities for Lawrence police department
February 19, 2011 in print edition on 1A
As he was vying for the police chief job with three other candidates from outside Lawrence, Tarik Khatib talked about both knowing the Lawrence Police Department from the inside out and still bringing in new ideas from the outside.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger speaks to a group of about 70 people Saturday, Feb. 20, 2011, at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. She talked about insurance changes under the Affordable Care Act. Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger discusses health reform changes
February 19, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger spent an hour Saturday morning explaining how the federal health care reforms will affect Kansans.
6:00 p.m.
Kodachrome slides taken by the Lawrence Journal-World photo staff. Recently Dwayne's Photo in Parsons processed the last roll of the Kodachrome film released by Kodak. Behind the Lens: Kodachrome fades into memory
February 18, 2011
Kansas isn’t particularly colorful in winter. Except at Dwayne’s Photo in Parsons. During the last two weeks of 2010, over 20,000 rolls of Kodachrome color slide film was shipped to this southeast Kansas lab.

All stories

Hawker Beechcraft CEO says sales prospects better
February 20, 2011 in print edition on A8
Hawker Beechcraft sees increased sales prospects for its general aviation aircraft, but 2011 will continue to be a challenging environment for pricing, its top official said.
Topeka police break up brawl at Chuck E. Cheese restaurant
February 20, 2011 in print edition on A5
Topeka police were called to settle a fight that erupted between adults celebrating separate birthday parties at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant.
Lawrence City Commission candidate Sven Alstrom still under orders of 2004 bankruptcy filing
February 20, 2011 in print edition on A5
Lawrence City Commission candidate Sven Alstrom confirmed to the Journal-World that he’s still under the orders of a personal bankruptcy filing from 2004.
Educational shifts give community colleges growing pains
February 20, 2011 in print edition on A1
As more and more students flock to Kansas community colleges in search of a less expensive way to new careers, they’re finding a system straining to accommodate the rapid growth.
KU Libraries conservator finds Kansas company played role in development of bumper stickers
February 20, 2011 in print edition on A1
Though she’s seen thousands of bumper stickers, Whitney Baker isn’t all that interested in what they have to say. She’s more interested in keeping them around for a long, long time.
Kansas Board of Regents reject 7.5% pay cut solution
February 20, 2011 in print edition on A1
Kansas Board of Regents members have expressed consternation over a proposal by a group of House Republicans that would cut the salaries of top researchers at higher education institutions by 7.5 percent.
Douglas County, Lawrence officials say texting ban proving difficult to enforce
February 20, 2011 in print edition on A1
No texting-while-driving tickets have been written in the city of Lawrence — and just two in Douglas County — since the state’s ban took effect on Jan. 1.
How to help: Independence Inc. seeking moving help for disabled client
February 20, 2011 in print edition on A2
Independence Inc. is in need of a couple of volunteers to help move a disabled client from one residence to another on Friday morning, Feb. 25.
Lawrence City Commission candidate Hugh Carter’s focus to be increasing jobs, incomes
February 20, 2011 in print edition on A3
Everybody grieves differently. That’s how Hugh Carter explains the decision that he knows has caused some people to scratch their heads. Carter is one of five candidates for the Lawrence City Commission, despite a list of personal tragedies that would cause many men to do anything but seek out a public spotlight.
Economic gardening’ major part of Sven Alstrom’s campaign for Lawrence City Commission
February 20, 2011 in print edition on A3
The rarefied air of Colorado’s wealthiest communities helped shape Lawrence City Commission candidate Sven Alstrom, but don’t expect him to run a city commission campaign trying to convince Lawrence residents that the city ought to become more like Boulder or Aspen.
Sacred Places
February 20, 2011
There are various sacred places and worship sites scattered across the state.
Goal: Bring treaties back to Kansas
February 20, 2011
Pickup trucks and cars daily whoosh past the intersection of 61st North and Seneca near the northern edge of Wichita.
Native Americans: the first Kansans
February 20, 2011
Go anywhere in Kansas and the influence of the Native American tribes who lived on this land is there.
KU baseball knocks off No. 1 TCU, 4-3, in 14 innings
February 20, 2011
Kansas University junior Zac Elgie delivered a two-run double in the top of the 14th inning, leading the Jayhawks to a 4-3 victory over No. 1 TCU on Sunday afternoon in Fort Worth, Texas.
Man airlifted to KU Med after auto accident east of Baldwin City, vehicle was being pursued by Wellsville Police
02:20 a.m., February 20, 2011 Updated 06:49 p.m.
A 24-year-old man was transported by LifeStar helicopter to Kansas University Medical Center after a single-vehicle accident early Sunday morning on E. 2300 Road in southeast Douglas County.
KU baseball falls at TCU
February 20, 2011 in print edition on B12
Top-ranked Texas Christian scored six runs in the final four innings to break open a tie game and rout Kansas University, 7-1, in college baseball on Saturday.
HINU coach Homeratha honored by ceremony
February 20, 2011 in print edition on B1
Following his last game as Haskell women’s basketball coach Saturday, Phil Homeratha admitted he had to keep himself from crying during a ceremony honoring him.
Game only downer for CU coach Tad Boyle
February 20, 2011 in print edition on B4
First, he received an unusually warm ovation from the Allen Fieldhouse crowd. Then, he caught a glimpse of himself in his No. 33 Kansas University jersey from the early 1980s during the Jayhawks’ intro video that accompanied Saturday’s starting lineups. Although that was about the point at which the welcome-home moment ended, current Colorado coach — and former KU player — Tad Boyle said he appreciated the gesture, even if it was followed by an 89-63 drubbing.
Markieff Morris helps KU put loss behind
February 20, 2011 in print edition on B1
On a day in which other college basketball giants fell, Kansas University picked itself up, and nobody did a better job of that than the giant of the starting lineup, 6-foot-9 junior Markieff Morris.
Blame it on ’Rio: Visiting Mario Chalmers inspires Brady Morningstar in victory over Colorado
February 20, 2011 in print edition on B1
Mario Chalmers, who is spending the NBA All-Star break in Lawrence, stopped by buddy Brady Morningstar’s apartment Friday night.
Ailing Thomas Robinson works out, feels good
February 20, 2011 in print edition on B4
Kansas University sophomore forward Thomas Robinson, who had surgery on Feb. 11 to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, worked out for an hour before the game Saturday.
Kansas softball wins 2 more, moves to 9-0
February 20, 2011 in print edition on B12
Brittany Hile hit a two-run home run, and Kendra Cullum drew a bases-loaded walk in the top of the eighth inning to help lift Kansas University’s softball team to an 11-8 victory over Stetson on Saturday evening to keep its win streak alive at 9-0, the best start in program history.
National Briefs: Stewart nips Bowyer at finish line for Nationwide win at Daytona
February 20, 2011
Tony Stewart nipped Clint Bowyer at the finish line to win the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway for the fourth consecutive season.
Free State, Lawrence High swimmers finish strong at state
February 20, 2011
After gutting out a sixth-place finish in the grueling 500 freestyle, Lawrence High junior Zach Andregg wanted little part of getting back into the water — especially not before taking a few minutes to catch his breath. But, with Saturday being the finals of the boys swimming and diving state championships, Andregg, still exhausted from his 20-lap race, sucked it up and hopped back into the pool for the 200 freestyle relay.
Lawrence High wrestlers win regionals
February 20, 2011
Not many Lawrence High wrestlers celebrated after hoisting their regional champions plaque Saturday at Olathe Northwest. They smiled for a picture or two, sure, but they didn’t linger around the gym. Instead, the Lions packed up their gear, tossed on their letter jackets and got back in the white vans in the parking lot. There’s more work to be done.
Big 12 Roundup: Nebraska knocks off No. 3 Texas
February 20, 2011
Count Texas among those impressed by Nebraska’s upset of the Longhorns.
Lawrence man arrested after making threats with knife
February 20, 2011 in print edition on A5
A 56-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Saturday after threatening a woman with a knife.
South shouldn’t celebrate racist history
February 20, 2011 in print edition on A11
The South fought in defense of racism and slavery. It was soundly defeated, racism and slavery soundly repudiated. You’d think from that loss the South would have learned signal lessons of human rights and human dignity.
Garden Calendar: Tropical plants brighten home in winter
February 20, 2011
Although there are plenty of different reasons to grow plants inside your home, I think Baldwin City resident Mica Willis expresses it the best.
Proud Egyptians have reason for hope
February 20, 2011 in print edition on A11
The air of hopefulness is so palpable in Egypt’s capital city — as people try to digest what happened to them during their revolution — that it’s easy to become a dreamer.
Arts value
Eliminating the Kansas Arts Commission may cost the state more than it saves.
February 20, 2011 in print edition on A11
We don’t envy the budget-balancing act that now faces Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature. Dealing with a $450 million or $500 million budget deficit is no easy task. Spending cuts are needed, but strong arguments are being made that abolishing the Kansas Arts Commission in order to save the state $600,000 next year isn’t the best choice.
SNL features newly rehashed
February 20, 2011
Every year brings a new chance for NBC to broadcast a sweeps month collection of “Saturday Night Live” clips. And every year brings a new theme or creative hook, like politics, The Women of “SNL” or 2009’s “Saturday Night Live Just Commercials” (7 p.m., NBC).
Horoscopes for Feb. 20
February 20, 2011
This year, you have the opportunity to open up to new ideas and different people and to let go of what no longer works.
25 years ago: KU students boycott cafeteria food
February 20, 2011
Students at Kansas University were expressing their unhappiness with the food available at the cafeterias.
40 years ago: President Nixon proposes health-care changes
February 20, 2011
President Nixon proposed a package of health-care proposals, offering an alternative to Democratic proposals for national health insurance.
100 years ago: Fire leads to merger of Journal and World newspapers
February 20, 2011
“JOURNAL-WORLD: The Combination.”